National Public Lands Day
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

National Public Lands Day

Lend a hand restoring our national park and celebrate public lands! Volunteers will be planting native plants in the prairie, and trees and plants in a recently restored forest understory area to increase biodiversity and promote habitat for wildlife!

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Pontoon Tour (Members Only)
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Pontoon Tour (Members Only)

National Park Service Rangers will host a very small group aboard the park’s pontoon boat for a guided tour featuring beautiful scenery and fabulous birding on the Mississippi River. See eagles, herons and other birds that call the Mississippi home while taking in the beautiful scenery!

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Sunset on the Lock: Chalk the Lock
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Sunset on the Lock: Chalk the Lock

  • Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunset on the Lock is the only chance to experience the best of Minnesota summer nights in one of the most picturesque locations in the Twin Cities, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. World renowned chalk artists Shawn McCann and Kimberly Wood will be creating chalk art installations while Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be on hand to inspire you to try your hand at sketching.

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Bike with a Ranger at Harriet Island Regional Park (RESCHEDULED)
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Bike with a Ranger at Harriet Island Regional Park (RESCHEDULED)

A National Park Service ranger will lead this group bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River. We’ll be taking a moderate, 9-mile ride from Harriet Island along the river and back up Shepard Road. Come explore the natural, cultural, and historic significance of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul.

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Nature Bathing at Coldwater Spring
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Nature Bathing at Coldwater Spring

Nature and Forest Therapy, or Forest Bathing, is a different kind of immersion in nature than you may have experienced in the past – our walks are not fitness hikes, they are not naturalist-led point-and-name tours, nor are they psychotherapy in a natural setting. Instead, our walks are most like guided walking meditation, paired with tactile attention to and connection with Nature.

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Bike with a Ranger at The Commons (Minneapolis)
Aug
1
1:00 PM13:00

Bike with a Ranger at The Commons (Minneapolis)

A National Park Service ranger will lead this group bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River. We’ll be taking a moderate, 9-mile ride from Harriet Island along the river and back up Shepard Road. Come explore the natural, cultural, and historic significance of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul.

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Nature Bathing at Coldwater Spring
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Bathing at Coldwater Spring

Nature and Forest Therapy, or Forest Bathing, is a different kind of immersion in nature than you may have experienced in the past – our walks are not fitness hikes, they are not naturalist-led point-and-name tours, nor are they psychotherapy in a natural setting. Instead, our walks are most like guided walking meditation, paired with tactile attention to and connection with Nature.

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Pontoon Tour (Members Only)
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pontoon Tour (Members Only)

National Park Service Rangers will host a very small group aboard the park’s pontoon boat for a guided tour featuring beautiful scenery and fabulous birding on the Mississippi River. See eagles, herons and other birds that call the Mississippi home while taking in the beautiful scenery!

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